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  1. Absolutley agree with all the above. Also as I suspected mine had got a little low on gas as it would freeze up, I got a top up canister from halfords. Its simple enough and no more scientific than a pressure guage which you adjust depending on the ambient temperature, but it does allow you to top the system up without a dealer trip. It worked a treat, it also help my diagnose my mums car aircon which had been overgassed! 

  2. 8 hours ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    I have been working from home for nearly 20 years, so even my daily driver Passat  isn’t actually a daily driver (it’s just clicked over 15,000 miles in three and a half years).

    My GTE is purely for fine weather leisure trips. Probably 1000 miles per year on average.

    My GTE has just clicked over 22k miles! 😁

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  3. Bruss, I believe a garage will perge the system then put in the exact amount. If you get a cheap kit similar to the Halfords one it goes off pressure, so you have to adjust the guage for the ambient temperature but still gives a good indication if anything is left in. Yes it's the 134a, the later cars, as you mention had different refrigerant, I think the compressors are a different part number to handle the different refrigerant.



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  4. My bad, although it's been 7/8 years since I looked into this. I've had low pressures on my two long term evoras but neither threw a code? I got a cheap gauge and top up can from Halfords, I found my mum's golf was over pressured and my Evora had under pressure hence it would freeze up. For the cost of a top up can and filler gauge it's worth getting and keeping an eye on it.


  5. I replaced one on my old evroa na with a generic one from the US years ago and didnt have any other issues with it. I would have thought it most likely loss of refrigerant from a leaking seal (that wasnt picked up) that has caused the seizure. That im aware of the lotus system doesnt have a low pressure sensor/alarm on the car. On my current car I now check the ac pressure with a gauge if I ever have the front wheel off. If it gets low you can tell as it can freeze up and reduce the airflow out of the cabin vents, which then returns slowley after switchung off the ac.

    You can get the 400 undertray fitted to S1s which has a full width scoop to put air into the engine bay rather than the partial one on the early cars.



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